Pirates, transvestites and super heroes were among the contenders for the first ever Kaikoura Ultimate Warrior event.
Eight people have been charged for taking crayfish to sell without a permit after an MPI sting.
And so the curtain closes on another incredible show — Trash Fashion Kaikoura is over for another year.
A 59-year-old man was remanded without plea on 37 sex-related charges in court yesterday.
Kaikoura could not have put on a better sunrise than the one that provided the backdrop for Friday morning's dawn ceremony at the site of the new hospital.
The Te Korowai Marine Strategy should be left as it was intended, committee hears.
Calls for fishermen to wear lifejackets have been repeated after the deaths of two men in Kaikoura.
PETER JONES AND EMMA DANGERFIELD - MarlboroughThe Kaikoura Rugby Club are unhappy after their players and supporters were left frustrated on Saturday.
Last Friday, the Commerce Commission asked for any remaining rural customers who had been sold "swaps" to come forward by the end of the month.
Canterbury DHB has announced that work on the new Kaikoura Hospital will begin this month.
Grieving family of a man who vanished more than 20 years ago believe he was murdered by his ex-girlfriend's father
Anzac Day saw the community come together in the morning for the Anzac service at the Memorial Hall, and again in the afternoon for the grand weigh-in of the giant pumpkin competition, organised by Mitre 10 Kaikoura.
A good day was had by everyone at the Kaikoura Pony Club Blue Ribbon Day, especially the riders.
Over the past few days Kaikoura Police have stopped and processed three people for excess breath alcohol, or what has been referred to in past media campaigns as being a "bl@#dy idiot" by drinking then driving.
For the first time, the Westpac Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Business Awards will be brought to Kaikoura
They may be playful, they may be cute, but the seal pups at Ohau Waterfall, near Kaikoura, are still wild animals
Kaikoura was isolated from the outside world when fibre optic cables at both ends of the town were cut by slips on Good Friday
The largest privately-owned residential yacht on earth, The World, visited Kaikoura on the weekend.
Kaikoura Historical Society has received the good news they are to receive a grant from the Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee.
Kaikoura's Anzac Day service on Friday was one of the best attended for years, with many young people joining in the parade
Shops remained open for business as usual in Kaikoura during Easter weekend
If you are looking for something to wear out your little darlings over the Easter break, look no further than the Sport Tasman holiday programme which is being run next week, from Monday, April 28, till Friday, May 2.
As we bid farewell to summer, Environment Canterbury (ECan) is warning boaties not to get complacent.
EMMA DANGERFIELD - Kaikoura StarThe weekend might not have started as planned with the district covered in mud and silt, not to mention the copious amounts of rain, but by Saturday things had improved
Last weekend we experienced four seasons in as many days, with the rain affecting us all in one way or another. Some have called it the worst storm in decades!
The annual Sharpies Easter Golf Tournament went ahead over the weekend despite a lot of water lying on the course due to the wet weather.
Environment Canterbury (ECan) said last week it would ease the burden on farmers in terms of their obligation to collect data on nitrogen leaching under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan.
Stephanie McLafferty is not likely to forget this year's birthday in a hurry - she and her family were stranded in Kaikoura with nowhere to stay and no idea how long they would be stuck.
What should have been a bumper day for food outlets and accommodation providers with the influx of Easter visitors to town plus those stranded by the flooding, ended up a headache for Kaikoura businesses to deal with on Good Friday.
Kaikoura was thrown into turmoil last week with severe flooding affecting the roads north, south and inland
Kaikoura wildlife, sea scenes and mountain pictures fill a book produced by Marlborough photographer Graeme Matthews.
Kaikoura is leading the country in yet another field - food and drink.
A new initiative aimed at creating more consistency across New Zealand's roading network is likely to have impacts on Kaikoura's roads
Proposed public toilets at Clarence, which have been on the cards for some time, will be shelved until next year.
We returned to Kaikoura and went looking for a real estate agent to find out about your properties available.
A former Kaikoura High School head boy has been awarded a prestigious Woolf Fisher Fellowship
Marlborough Roads staff continue to assess damage after heavy rain caused flooding, land slips and pot holes
While Kaikoura was full of stranded travellers many premises were forced to close after an eftpos outage.
Farmers are facing huge cleanup bills after floodwaters raged through paddocks, taking out stock and fencing.
Frustrated motorists stranded on closed State Highway 1 had to sleep in their cars
A 28-year-old man was sentenced to home detention after he robbed a hitch-hiker with a knife.
The year 7 and 8s had an absolute blast at their school camp at Mangamaunu marae the week before last.
A 28-year-old hunter from Christchurch has a team of dedicated people to thank for his life after being rescued from Kaikoura bush when he broke his femur on Saturday afternoon.
Kaikoura's first full weekend dedicated to seabirds and the science behind them has been hailed as a great success.
The annual Kaikoura Volunteer Fire Brigade pig and stag hunt saw a record number of children's entries this year, although adult numbers were down on previous years.
Chessie and Finn Henry, with their teammate, fellow Otago University student Tish McNicol, are powering their way across Europe
The Kaikoura Bowling Club celebrated a milestone at the weekend when past and present members celebrated the club's centenary.
Hororata Primary School in North Canterbury are holding their first annual hunt competition from April 25 to 27.
EMMA DANGERFIELD - Kaikoura StarTennis in Kaikoura is making a definite resurgence thanks to a number of keen people, not least of whom is Rosemary Hargreaves, who arrived in town after the Christchurch earthquakes.
It was a good day for the Kaikoura Squash Club and an even better day for the Prince family when two of their members took out their divisions at the Marlborough Squash Open.
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